Alternate Plumaged Bonaparte's Gull-Wheatley Harbour

Ware Dean peleeisbirder at
Thu Nov 27 21:16:19 EST 2003


Some of you may be interested to know that the is a alternate(breeding 
plumaged) Bonaparte's Gull with about 2000 others in Wheatley Harbour. I 
found the bird around 5pm so the light was diminishing but I could see that 
there was no type of molt and the bird had a complete black hood. The bird 
was easy to pick out due to the fact that all the other gulls have basic 

Good Birding,

Dean Ware
Wheatley ON.
peleeisbirder at

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